Notturno. Coat by Herrmann Gerson. STYL 1922

Herrmann Gerson, 1920s, Art deco, Coat, STYL, Offterdinger, fashion, Magazine, Germany,
“Notturno”. Coat by Herrmann Gerson.

“Notturno”. Coat by Herrmann Gerson.

Drawing by Annie Offterdinger (1894 – 1987). Styl, Plate 1, Book VIII, 1922.

Orig.: Notturno. Mantel von Herrmann Gerson. Zeichnung von Annie Offterdinger (1894 – 1987). Styl, Tafel 2, Februar 1922. STYL – von Ludwig Sternaux (Blätter für Mode und die angenehmen Dinge des Lebens). Publiziert in Berlin von Erich Reiss & Otto v. Holten in 1922 & 1923.

Source: STYL – 1920s German Art Déco Fashion Magazine by Ludwig Sternaux. Published in Berlin by Erich Reiss & Otto v. Holten in 1922 to 1924.

Herrmann Gerson (1813-1861) was a Berlin Jewish fashion designer and operator of one of the leading fashion stores in Berlin. The store was known for its women’s fashion and as a purveyor supplied the royal and imperial houses of Prussia, Russia, the UK and Ireland as well as Sweden and Norway and the German Empire. 

Shortly before his death, he was commissioned to produce the coronation mantle of William I. He was buried in the Jewish cemetery at Schönhauser Allee Berlin.

Related Book (German): Ein Feentempel der Mode oder Eine vergessene Familie, ein ausgelöschter Ort.

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  Haute couture dresses by Redfern and Jenny 1915.
0 0 votes
Article Rating

Leave a Reply

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments


Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.